Once considered a rogue offshoot of basketball, streetball enjoys a growing grassroots popularity in China
Rural realities don’t always match the mythic Mongolia of popular imagination
The famous liquor-making town of Maotai is one of several reasons to visit the intoxicating southern province of Guizhou
The latest target for China's facial recognition bonanza is livestock, and aims to revolutionize farming
The smash-hit variety show combined basketball with pop culture to lure millions into watching
With a rising tech sector and poor job prospects in their own fields, humanities grads are looking to join internet companies
Beijing wants one convenience store for every 1,000 residents—and AI-driven technology is here to help
Though scientist's gene-edited babies bred outrage, eugenics has a complicated place in Chinese family planning and health care
Though “honor killing” video was a hoax, lack of marriage prospects and aggressive nationalism are an explosive combination for street violence
An endangered Fujianese dialect from the birthplace of Mazu, the goddess of mariners
TWOC's guide to the dialect of Deng Xiaoping—and modern Chinese hip-hop
South Koreans are the biggest group of international students in China, but all is not harmonious on campus
Why are supernatural tales so prevalent on Chinese campuses?
Mixed-race Chinese struggle with identity and acceptance—especially if they have dark skin
In China's regulated rap industry, dissing takes on patriotism, celeb-baiting, and other unique forms
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